Monthly Archives: May 2014

Yeshiva – Narrow and Intolerant World

For those who failed to pass muster, or, from the outset did not attempt to join the ranks of the select, there were other alternatives that provided an occupation, an income, and some measure of social status. Taken from “Body, Violence … Continue reading

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Haredi Success Story – Yeshiva Is Particularly Demanding

The Haredi success story has another paradoxical implication. The life of the yeshiva is particularly demanding. It includes mechanical repetition which demands patience and obstinacy, as well as intellectual challenges which demand concentration, the capacity for abstraction and sophistication. Written … Continue reading

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Success Results In Greater Dependence On The State Of Israel

The great Haredi accomplishments bear the seeds of an upcoming crisis. For one, Haredi success results in greater dependence on the State of Israel. This dependence is primarily financial, and demands ever-greater political involvement (Berman, 2000, Ilan, 2000). Written By Prof. … Continue reading

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